pad, pedals, prospects

In less than one week, I can move to my new apartment. One of the big reasons I decided I have to move is so that I can have a bicycle commute back in my life. Living a three minute walk from the office just doesn't allow this.

The irony, however, is that the company I work for appears to be rapidly going out of business, and I'm starting to face up to the very real likelihood that I'll need to look for another gig. *sigh*

Anyone know of cool work for a rock star computer nerd located close enough (but not too close) to South Central Austin complete with shower facilities so that I can spend the time and effort to arrive sweaty and happy (and hopefully shed the pounds I've acquired since I stopped commuting)?

Okay, I've already got a list, but it's not necessarily "cool": AMD, Cirrus Logic, ARM, Luminary (okay...kind of cool, actually), Legerity, Silicon Labs...what am I missing?

etymology of a title

1. Departing from a recognized, conventional, or established norm or pattern. See Synonyms at strange.
2. Deviating from a circular form or path, as in an elliptical orbit.
a. Not situated at or in the geometric center.
b. Having the axis located elsewhere than at the geometric center.
1. One that deviates markedly from an established norm, especially a person of odd or unconventional behavior.
2. Physics A disk or wheel having its axis of revolution displaced from its center so that it is capable of imparting reciprocating motion.


1. An interval of time during which a characteristic, often regularly repeated event or sequence of events occurs: Sunspots increase and decrease in intensity in an 11-year cycle.
a. A single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon: A year constitutes a cycle of the seasons.
b. A periodically repeated sequence of events: the cycle of birth, growth, and death; a cycle of reprisal and retaliation.
3. The orbit of a celestial body.
4. A long period of time; an age.
a. The aggregate of traditional poems or stories organized around a central theme or hero: the Arthurian cycle.
b. A series of poems or songs on the same theme: Schubert's song cycles.
6. A bicycle, motorcycle, or similar vehicle.
7. Botany A circular or whorled arrangement of flower parts such as those of petals or sepals.
8. Linguistics In generative grammar, the principle that allows an ordered set of linguistic rules or operations to apply repeatedly to successive stages of a derivation. Often used with the.
v. cy·cled, cy·cling, cy·cles
1. To occur in or pass through a cycle.
2. To move in or as if in a cycle.
3. To ride a bicycle, motorcycle, or similar vehicle.
To use in or put through a cycle: cycled the heavily soiled laundry twice; cycling the recruits through eight weeks of basic training.